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|Posted: Wed Apr 19th, 2017 04:06 am||
|I did a little more work on the new tread-plate platform for the tank.
The square corners in the last photo got trimmed a bit, to slightly diagonal corners.
The platform got some small Plastruct section supports added underneath it as well.
I might fit some edges to the platform & possibly some small railings also.
I have quite a few different tank bodies to use at the moment.
Some are being used to make cars, others may well become static tanks adjacent to buildings etc.
I had thought the TEXACO tank would go on a 16' ish underframe.
But then wondered if it was a tad too large, to look OK with my other car builds.
In messing around with trucks for it, I thought ARH, it could be being 'delivered' to a customers static-location ?
So as a test, here it sits on an 'odd' pair of the 4-wheel 'disconnect style' cars I've been making.
The 6-plank on the left, I made 2 of ages ago now.
The 5-plank on the right, I made 4 of a couple of months back.
They each use different trucks/wheels & slightly different wooden framing, for 'variety'.
As a result, the final car height is different also.
Hence the 2 'odd' bolsters, used here to 'level' the tank, for transporting to 'a customer'.
I kinda like it !
Sorry about the HO track it's sitting on !
These small lengths are convenient for testing on the workbench.
I really must try and remember to photograph my builds on the Peco 'crazy track' I have.
It looks very nice as small 2' gauge track in 1:35n2 !
' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout